Labour minister announces $5.2 ­million for work/study programs

By Gordon Lambie
Labour minister announces $5.2 ­million for work/study programs
Boulet made the funding announcement while flanked by Richmond MNA André Bachand, Mégantic MNA François Jacques, Orford MNA Gilles Bélanger, and Saint-François MNA Geneviève Hébert (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

Jean Boulet, Provincial Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region and Member of the National Assembly for Trois-Rivières was in Sherbrooke on Monday to announce new funding for programs meant to help address Quebec’s labour shortage. During his visit, which was a part of a province-wide tour to meet with regional players in the field of employment, Boulet announced $5.2 million for work-study programs in the Estrie region that focus on industrial metal fabrication and the automotive industry. “In order for our businesses to be able to make their development projects a reality, they must be able to count on a qualified workforce,” The minister said. “The training being offered through work-study programs responds particularly well to the needs of employers while also allowing workers to develop their employability.” See full story in the Tuesday, May 7 edition of The Record.

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